September 2009

Older articles and news items can be found here. Even older articles will be moved across from the previous website as time allows.

Sequence Training Day

Sequence Training
We are delighted to announce that we will be holding our first Sequence Training Day (for all age categories) on 19th December at Willenhall Leisure Centre.  Thanks to sequence [at] eada [dot] org [dot] uk (Martin Bird) for his help with organising this.
More information can be found on our training page

Junior Blackpool

Junior Blackpool Festival
The Junior Blackpool Festival will be moving from the Tower to the Winter Gardens in Blackpool from 2010 due to the increase in numbers taking part.  See the press release here

Dance Today

Dance Today
EADA would like to take this opportunity to thank Katie Gregory for all her hard work and support of EADA as editor of Dance Today.  She will be leaving at the start of next month to take up a position closer to home.  We wish her well.  For anyone interested in the job vacancy please click here

World Senior & Junior Ballroom

Congratulations to John Townsend & Sabine Kuntze who came 19th and Dan Baxter & Janine Nicole-Desai who came 27th in the World Senior I Ballroom in Canada.

Also in the World Junior Ballroom in Finland well done to Alex Pritchard & Chloe Hewitt who came =32nd and Michael Foskett & Carla Garrett who were =34th.

Wheelchair Dancesport demo

Wheelchair Dancesport Demonstration at the Royal Albert Hall
EADA are delighted to announce that the Wheelchair Dance Sport Association (UK) will be performing on behalf of EADA at the Exercise Movement & Dance Partnership’s show at the Royal Albert Hall on 5th June 2010.  The show, “Moving Together”, uses the themes of colour to unite various styles of dance and movement.  Around 20 couples from across the country, both combis (one wheelchair one standing) and duos (both in wheelchairs) will be taking part in the piece entitled ”Latin Heat” which will combine a rumba, paso doble and samba.   Sue Cummings and Ruth Boyne are the country’s leading instructors in wheelchair dancesport as well as our paralympic reps, and will be producers for the piece.    We are grateful that they kindly agreed to move their first competition to September, in order that they could perform at this event.  We wish them every success with preparation.
Further details of the event will follow but tickets are likely to go on sale from October.

Dutch Open "Assen"

The Dutch  "Assen" competition has now been recognised as Open
All couples are now free to compete in Assen 2009 - it is no longer an IDSF unrecognised event .  The EADA President has stated "I am delighted that all couples will now be able to dance in this prestigious and long standing championship, congratulations to all concerned in resolving this matter."
IDSF's press release

World Youth Latin 09

Congratulations to Jonas Kazlauskas & Jasmine Chan who achieved 42nd place in the Youth Latin Championships in China and to Adam Brunyee & Sophie Denton who were =53rd out of 64 couples. Jonas & Jasmine also competed in the IDSF Open Amateur events and were 14th in Latin and 34th in Ballroom.

World Am Latin

Congratulations to Neil Jones & Ekaterina Sokolova and Alejandro Hernandez & Kerri-Anne Donaldson who will represent England in the IDSF World Latin Championship in Maribor, Slovenia, on 7th November 2009.

new scoring system

IDSF propose a new scoring system
EADA President attends the first presentation of the IDSF's proposal for a revised scoring system.

Mirko & Alessia

Mirko & Alessia retire
EADA are sad to hear the news that undefeated World Professional Ballroom Champions Mirko Gozzoli & Alessia Betti have announced they have split.  We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate them on all their successes; thank them for their contribution to dancing and to wish them every success for the future. has heard Alessia may be dancing with Angelo Madonia.
Further information here